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Monday 16 May 2016

Finishing Touches: #LipsNspritz of the Week 15 May 2016

The weather is warming up - finally! - and I've been needing to concentrate this last week, so light and zesty fragrances were the order of the day, and this week I wore: Lemon by Mary Greenwell, a citrus-chypre, which is surprisingly long-lasting, which I paired with Guerlain Rouge G Rouge Parade, a limited edition red-pink from Christmas 2014.  On Tuesday, I thought I'd chance Ormonde Jayne Vanille d'Iris, a rich and buttery iris fragrance with just a hint of peppery spice, at once narcotic and very ladylike. Worn with Lancome L'Absolou Rouge Creme de Brilliance in Caprice, I felt fit for the office, at least for a short while!

On Wednesday I wandered back to citrus, and tried on the herbal-mandarin of Tangerine Vert from Miller Harris, which is crisp and fresh, and has hints of crushed green leaves below the zesty sweet orange fruit, with a layer of grapefruit to give it some depth.  I paired it with Burberry Kisses Sheer 241 Crimson Pink, because I couldn't be bothered with "proper" lipstick!  On Thursday I had an incredibly busy day with an important meeting in the middle, so I picked a lipstick called Get Lippy from Top Shop, because, why wouldn't I?  And paired it with the fizzy lemon-lime soda of Guerlain's Aqua Allegorica in Limon Verde, just to keep myself on my toes.  On Friday I dug out an old, old favourite, my bottle of Acqua di Parma cologne, which is the beyond-divine smell of a hot and soapy body fresh from the shower, and it's one of my desert-island fragrances as a result.  I paired it with one of the new Tartist Lip Colours from Tarte (this one is "Selfish"), about which I'll be writing more in-depth soon, but they're good and very opaque.

I went out and about a little bit on Saturday, and broke out my bottle of Osmanthus Blossom by Jo Malone London.  A classic white floral with just a hit of green stem, its perfect for carefree days where you don't have to try to hard.  I couldn't decide which Tarte Rainforest of the Sea balm (Berry, Rose or Nude) to wear with it, so ended up trying all three in the end.  I'm nice like that.  More about the balms on the blog soon too.

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